Scream v. i. [imp. & p. p. Screamed p. pr. & vb. n. Screaming.] To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.
I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. --Shak.
And scream thyself as none e'er screamed before. --Pope.
1. Uttering screams; shrieking.
2. Having the nature of a scream; like a scream; shrill; sharp.
The fearful matrons raise a screaming cry. --Dryden.
adj 1: loud and sustained; shrill and piercing; "hordes of
screaming fans"; "a screaming jet plane"; "a screaming
fury of sound"; "a screeching parrot"; "screeching
brakes"; "a horde of shrieking fans"; "shrieking
winds" [syn: screaming(a), screeching(a), shrieking(a)]
2: so extremely intense as to evoke screams; "in screaming
agony"; "a screaming rage" [syn: screaming(a)]
3: resembling a scream in effect; "screaming headlines";
"screaming colors and designs" [syn: screaming(a)]
4: marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive
laughter; "hilarious broad comedy"; "a screaming farce";
"uproarious stories" [syn: hilarious, screaming(a), uproarious]
n 1: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
[syn: scream, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching]
2: a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at
the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the
brakes" [syn: screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking,